Grandmas Minestrone

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2 Tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
4 rashers lean bacon, chopped
1 small head cabbage, appox. 6 cups
4 celery stalks, chopped
3 cans of beef consommé plus 1/2 can each of water
1 can pinto beans, rinsed
1 can kidney beans, rinsed
Salt and pepper
1 lrg can tomatoes skinned and chopped
2 level Tbsp tomato paste
1 garlic clove, chopped
1/2 cup broken macaroni
1 tsp dried basil

Heat oil in a stock pot. Add onion and fry gently with a lid on pan, until soft but still white. Add the bacon and fry for 3 more minutes. Add cabbage, celery, beef consommé and beans. Bring to a boil and season well with salt and pepper. Simmer gently for 2-3/4 hours. Add the remaining Ingredients simmer for 15-20 minutes. Garnish with lots of Parmesan cheese.
ENJOY!!;)

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9 thoughts on “Grandmas Minestrone

  1. I was scanning the recipes at Foodie Friends Friday, and this one left skid marks on my side scroll….seriously! It stopped me in my tracks. Andy thing minestrone is my favorite. I am sending this one to Pinterest. Thank you for sharing this at Foodie Friends Friday. AWESOME!

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